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Hindu Mantras

The Gayatri Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya, Maha Mrityunjaya, Ganesh Mantra, Lakshmi Mantra, Durga Mantra, Hanuman Mantra, Moola Mantra, Om Mantra, Aakhan Jor & So Ham.



There are many Hindu mantras, these are some well known ones.




Literal Translation

tat–that (God)

savitur–of the sun

varenyam–the best

bhargo (bhargas)–light, illumination devasya–divine

dhimahi–let us meditate (a verb)

dhiyo (dhiyah)–thought(s)

yo (yah)–which

nah–of us, our

pracodayat–May it push, inspire (a verb)


The Gayatri Mantra


One of the best known of all mantras,

the Gayatri is said to have the power to

purify, illuminate, and



Om bhur bhuvah svah

tat-savitur varenyam

bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah pracodayat


Simple Translations

"O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant

from us and promote illumination within us."




"O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the

three dimensions, we contemplate upon

thy divine light. May He stimulate our

intellect and bestow upon us true knowledge."





Shiva Mantras





Om Namah Shivaya


Shiva in this context is the supreme reality,

the inner Self. It  is the name given to the consciousness that dwells in all of us .

Shiva is the name of your true identity,

your true self. 


Simple Translations

“I honor the divinity within myself”


“I honor that which I am capable

of becoming.”


Literal Translation

"Adoration (namas) to Shiva".








Shiva Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra


Tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ


iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya māmṛtāt.


The great mantra dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya is found in the Rig Veda.


Simple Translation

We Meditate on the three-eyed reality which permeates and nourishes all like a

fragrance. May we be liberated from

death for the sake of immortality.






Ganesh Mantra


Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha


Simple Translation


"Om Salutations and Prostrations

to Lord Ganesha."


This mantra is for the removal of obstacles, for success and for wisdom.





Lakshmi Beej Mantra



Om Hreem Sri Lakshmi Bhyo Namaha


The Goddess Laxmi is an embodiment of wealth and prosperity, and is considered the source of material wealth.


Simple Translation


“Goddess Laxmi reside in me and bestow thy abundance on all aspects of my existence”





Durga Mantra



Om Dum Durgayei Namaha


The Goddess Durga is said to have the combined powers of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This mantra can be used for protection.


Simple Translation


“Om and Salutations to that feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences."





Hanuman Mantra



Om Shri Hanumate namaha


Reverence to Hanuman, invokes unbounded love, gives strength, success in devotional activities, and reveals the power of the soul that can triumph over adversities for attaining highest realizations.


Simple Translation


“Om and Salutations to Lord Hanuman."




Moola Mantra




Sat Chit Ananda Parabrahma

Purashothama Paramatma

Sri Bhagavathi Sametha

Sri Bhagavathe Namaha


The Moolamantra calls on the Divine and

brings grace into your life, regardless of

faith, beliefs, culture, or tradition. You can

also chant the Moolamantra with a specific

prayer in your heart if you wish.




Om - We are calling on the highest energy, of all there is

Sat - The formless

Chit - Consciousness of the universe

Ananda- Pure love, bliss and joy

Para brahma --The supreme creator

Purushothama -Who has incarnated in human form to help guide mankind

Paramatma -Who comes to me in my heart, and becomes my inner voice whenever I ask

Sri Bhagavati - The divine mother, the power aspect of creation

Same tha- Together within

Sri Bhagavate -The Father of creation which is unchangeable and permanent

Namaha- I thank you and acknowledge this presance in my life. I ask for your guidance at all times





Sarasvati Mantra



Om Shreem Hreem Sarasvati Namaha



Om: Divine Reality

Shreem: for material prosperity

Hreem: for becoming a leader and fulfilling desires for power

Sarasvati: Sarasvati Mata

Namaha: we bow/ show reverence.








Aakhan Jor



A beautiful Sikh Mantra.


Aakhan jor chupai neh jor

jor n ma(n)gan dhaen n jor

jor n jeevan maran neh jor

jor n raaj maal man sor

jor n surathee giaan veechaar

jor n jugathee shhuttai sa(n)saar

jis hathh jor kar vaekhai soe

naanak outham neech n koe

(Hara hara Wahe guru, Hara hara Wahe guru...)


Simple Translation


“No power to speak, no power to keep silent.

No power to beg, no power to give.

No power to live, no power to die.

No power to rule, with wealth and occult mental powers.

No power to gain intuitive understanding, spiritual wisdom and meditation.

No power to find the way to escape from the world.

He alone has the Power in His Hands. He watches over all.

O Nanak, no one is high or low.."





OM (Aum)



Used in Hinduism, Buddhism and other

religions, Om is the primordial sound,

the sound of God.


As you say the words, feel them vibrate

through every cell in your body.








So Ham




Often pronounced So Hum, this mantra

is said to be a universal mantra,

as it is meant to be used in conjunction

with the breath. If you can breathe,

you can use this mantra.


Inhale with "So", and exhale with "Ham".




"I am That" or when repeated, it becomes

"I am that I am"



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